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Albanian folk poetry

The traditional Albanian poetry includes folk Albanian poetry and songs that are part of Albanian culture.

HistoryEdit

In 1830 Vuk Karadžić recorded from Dovica Obadović from Đurakovac near Peć 12 Albanian songs and one riddle.[1][2][3]

During the Albanian Renaissance (Rilindja) the oral literature, a rich cultural asset, was used in forming the country's identity.[4] The first collection of Albanian oral literature was that of Austrian consul, and "father of Albanian studies" John Hahn's Albanische Studien.[4] One of the most notable Albanian epic poem is The Highland Lute written by Albanian Catholic friar Gjergj Fishta.

In the 1905–08 period Nikolla Ivanaj published the Shpnesa e Shqypnisë, being one of the first publishers of the Albanian heroic folk songs.[5]

LanguageEdit

Serbian words are common in the folk songs of northern Albania (Gheg Albanian), and are lacking in the south (Tosk Albanian), where Slavic words have taken an Albanianized form.[6][dubious ][better source needed]

Notable songsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Akademija nauka i umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine (1987). Posebna izdanja. p. 174. Retrieved 23 February 2013. filolosku studiju o jeziku albanskih narodnih piisama iz okoline Peci koje je Vuk Karadzic zapisao 1830. godine
  2. ^ Vladeta Vuković (1988). Život i delo Vuka Karadžića. Akademija nauka i umetnosti Kosova, Odeljenje jezičkih i književnih nauka i umetnosti. p. 103. Retrieved 23 February 2013. Вук ]е, у два маха, 1830. године, сакупио 12 албанских на- родних песама (или фрагмената песама)'и 1 загонетку
  3. ^ Dobrašinović, Golub (1970), Сабрана дела Вука Караџића. 18, О Црној Гори. Разни списи (in Serbian), Belgrade: Prosveta, OCLC 491892238
  4. ^ a b Cornis-Pope & Neubauer 2007, p. 336.
  5. ^ Neziri, Zeqirja. "RAPSODËT E RUGOVËS DHE TEORIA E EPOSIT". Radio Kosova e lire. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2011.
  6. ^ Memoirs of the American Folk-lore Society. 44. American Folk-lore Society. 1954. pp. 146–148.
  7. ^ Elsie, Robert. "Oral Literature Oral verse". Archived from the original on 13 September 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010.

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